Our checklist for a skiing holiday
PREPARE YOUR SUITCASE FOR SKIING: OUR CHECKLIST FOR A GREAT STAY!
You're about to leave for skiing, and everything is ready to welcome you in the best conditions: the accommodation is booked, you've paid the ski pass, in short, all you have to do is pack your suitcases. However, you still have a crucial question: how do you pack your suitcase to go skiing? Bring only what you need, without forgetting the essentials: we will help you pack your luggage with a list of things to take for skiing.
For outings in the snow, you can choose between the following 2 options:
THE SKI SUIT
It has the advantage of being practical to put on. It keeps you warm and provides optimum protection against snow.
THE 3-LAYER SYSTEM
Your outfit will be composed of :
- a first layer of underwear (consisting of a long-sleeved t-shirt and leggings) which will be in direct contact with the skin. They will wick away perspiration and keep you dry. For maximum comfort, choose merino wool or synthetic pieces;
- a second insulating layer which can be a fleece or a down jacket;
- a third waterproof and protective layer formed by the jacket and ski trousers. Good to know: if you don't want your ski clothes to clutter up your luggage, you can rent them at most ski resorts.
ACCESSORIES TO COMPLETE YOUR OUTFIT
- Gloves and under-gloves
- Neck size
- The hat
- The special ski socks
- Sun cream
- A backpack to store your tissues, snacks, thermos flask, phone, etc.
- Possibly a swimming costume with the cap and goggles.
Do you want to stay fashionable even off the slopes? Then slip a pair of jeans or velvet trousers into your bag. Add some tights, t-shirts, knitwear and underpullovers, a coat and snowboots.
Also bring some of the indoor clothes you're used to wearing at home. Don't forget your pyjamas and slippers and a towel.
THE TOILET BAG
Your ski holiday checklist will include the necessary personal hygiene items such as :
- toothbrush, toothpaste and dental floss
- shampoo and your hair care, hairbrush and scrunchies
- shower gel and washcloth
- the nail clippers
- cotton buds
- the deodorant, your perfume
- periodic protection
- a lipstick
- a moisturising treatment for the skin, face and hands
FOR FIRST AID
Purchase a complete first aid kit including bandages, an insulating blanket, bandages, scissors, tweezers, etc.
You can add pain and diarrhea medicine, nasal spray, wound care. Finally, don't forget your medicines if you are undergoing special treatment and your health record.
IF YOU ARE TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN
In addition to the clothes that are the same as yours, you can pack the following items in your children's suitcases for skiing :
- Board games
- Their cuddly toys
- Some books
- A tablet or iPod and a small loudspeaker to listen to music
WHAT TO PUT IN BABY'S SUITCASE FOR SKIING?
As baby ski clothing, it is ideal to opt for the multi-layer system. Your child will also need sunglasses, gloves, a hat, scarf, boots, etc.
Our baby ski holiday checklist also includes :
- Meal necessities such as milk, bottles, steriliser, possibly mineral water if you are travelling by car, small pots and cutlery.
- Toiletries: nappies and wipes, bibs, bath care, etc.
- For his comfort: physiological saline, the deckchair if you come by car, the baby-fly
YOUR PAPERS AND DOCUMENTS
You will probably need these documents during your stay :
- Your identity papers such as your identity card or passport, your driving licence
- Your Vitale card
- Your insurance documents
- Your credit cards
Have you decided to bring your own equipment rather than renting it? What to take to go skiing? The answers below:
- your skis and their poles, your snowboard, your snowshoes and their boots
- the sledge
- ski masks
- the DVA (avalanche victim detector), shovel and probe for those who go off-piste
Your ski holiday checklist would be incomplete without the following items, as forgetting them can be very unpleasant:
- a heater for everyone
- the charger for your mobile equipment: telephone, tablet, computer, camera, reading light...
- a sports camera that is not only practical, but also withstands extreme temperatures (you'll notice that your phone will have less battery life when you go out in the cold)
- a memory card for storing your videos and photos
- chains for the car wheels